The Body Shop shout loud and proud about their ethical credentials – promoting fair trade, sustainability, women’s rights, cruelty-free and most recently vegetarian cosmetics. Isn’t all makeup vegetarian you say, sure there’s no meat in them! Unfortunately many “cruelty-free” cosmetics can still contain animal-derived ingredients such as insect shells (colouring), gelatin (derived from animal connective tissue and bone adding texture, moisture, collagen to products) and animal hair. The new Lily Cole range from The Body Shop is completely free of all animal derived ingredients, making them not only cruelty free but 100% vegetarian. As someone who loves animals more than people sometimes, this makes me very happy.
I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Lily Cole makeup range, cue pic spam!
Whee, I’m back! It’s been a tough couple of months for me and unfortunately my beloved blogging had to take a backseat for a while. Thank bob for the amazing Rach who kept things ticking over nicely, what a legend. Consider me officially back, with a vengence!
Today I have for you a product review that all oily skinned gals should appreciate – Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive Shine + Oil Control Cream. I was kindly sent this to review by our favourite beauty e-tailer beautyemporium.ie. This product has zealous converts in the US (Koren of EnKore Makeup being a notable fan) and I believe Beauty Emporium are the first to bring the cult product to Irish shores.
Is Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting Spray better than water? At €233 per litre it would want to be...
My skin is definitely oily. For my makeup to last through the working day, I have to apply a primer, a longwear foundation, and a setting powder. Even still, usually by the time I get home, I have a shiny T-zone. So I certainly welcome anything which can help keep my makeup intact for 10 hours. Read on »
Ladies, how strange does it feel to be writing the date as 2012? I keep writing 2011 by mistake and having to scribble over it. My head is still firmly in last year, and stubborn mare that I am I feel like digging my heels in! So to keep up the denial for another few days, I’m looking back on the past year, bringing you our very favourite beauty buys of 2011. First up is skincare, bath and body.
We do love our skincare in Dolly Rouge land, and it doesn’t come much better than NeoStrata. We adore their scientific credentials, and canny use of chemical exfoliants in different strengths for different skintypes. Check out Rachelle’s reviews of their 20 AHA and 4 PHA cleansers. Read on »
I have a budgetastic buy for you today ladies. Can you believe it, NYC Individual Eyes eyeshadow quads, complete with illuminator and primer are only €3.99! Great price, but is it a great product? Read on for my review of the Central Park palette, including swatches and an EOTD. Read on »
In this plain, unassuming tube resides a miracle-working multi-tasker ladies. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast is listed in my monthly favourites every month and for good reason – it’s amazeballs! Rachelle is also a fan, as are Lynnie of Beaut.ie and Lisa Eldridge.
Dear bob, I can’t believe I’m writing this post already. It feels like I wrote my September favourites post last week, where I was lamenting the transition from summer to autumn. Well ladies, it’s winter now and the big C-word is just around the corner. Time has flown. *boggles*
My preferred foundation up until recently was either Revlon Colorstay, Estee Lauder Double Wear, or Prestige Mineral Foundation. The common denominator? Coverage, and lots of it.
Lately though, these foundations aren’t looking as good on my skin. Creeping ever nearer to 30 (I’m 27 next month, eep!) my skin is (finally) becoming less oily and fine lines are becoming apparent. Colorstay, Doublewear and Prestige Mineral are settling into my pores and causing fine lines to look like crevices. Not a good look. Read on »